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Have you ever heard of TAS or Tassie? Maybe you’ve heard it called TAZ. Tasmania is a small island state situated off the southern part of the Australian continent. It is approximately 240 km (150 mi) away from Australia, separated from the mainland by the Bass Strait. The state consists of the main island of Tasmania and 334 small islands around it. As of March 2019, an estimated 533,300 people live in Tasmania. Over forty percent live in the greater Hobart area, which is both the state capital and the largest city in Tasmania.
The total Tasmania state area is approximately 68,401 km2 (26,410 sq mi), with the main island making up 64,519 km2 (24,911 sq mi). Tasmania is known as a natural state: 42% of Tasmania is protected as national parks and World Heritage Sites.
Go behind the scenery in Tasmania where eco-tourism and nature exist in tandem with bountiful local produce and activities that will get your blood pumping. You’ll soon see why Lonely Planet named Tasmania in the top ten regions in the world to visit in 2015! The home of the well-known cartoon Tasmanian Devil, Taz, is waiting for you to visit!
For some outdoor fun, you must visit World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park in the northwest of Tassie. It is the definition of absolute wilderness with a range of breathtaking walks and activities on offer – try canyoneering, quad biking, horse riding and more. A wide variety of Tasmania Tours also include the following itinerary options:
Tasmania travel itinerary and things to do:
No doubt Tasmania tourism activities will have you covered regardless of whether you’re travelling with your family, partner or solo. See Tasmania tours today and book your Tasmania holidays with affordable prices and high-quality Tasmania Hobart Tours.
Do you want a Tasmania Tour with 3-day option? Or maybe Tasmania 5-day tour with a vehicle included? With so many beautiful places to choose from, we know that exploring Tasmania can be confusing for some, which is why we offer various tour options for travelling convenience. For example, one of our most popular tours is the East Coast Tasmania tour. You can check out the Bay of Fires with its glorious blue water, white sand, and red granite rocks along the shore. Keep your camera handy because this is a place you’ll want to capture, no filter required! Get up close to the local wildlife then head to the Freycinet Peninsula and visit iconic Wineglass Bay. Get amongst the dolphins in a sea kayak or jump aboard an eco-cruise and try to spot a whale. Contact us now to plan your perfect Tasmania holiday or Tasmania Tour!
Is Tasmania expensive to visit?
With so many great things to do and unique places to see, Tasmania can be considered a costly place for travellers to visit. We recommend planning for car hire in your Tasmania budget, as one is often required to see more of the island. Plus, allow plenty of extra cash for Tasmania’s delicious food, an essential part of your visit here.
How much does it cost to go to Tasmania by ferry?
A Spirit of Tasmanian spokeswoman said prices fluctuate depending on availability and demand, with many trips over Christmas and the New Year fully booked. She said adult fares had sold for between $190 and $289 each way and cars cost $89 each way.
How long do you need to see Tasmania?
This number can be changed according to the places you want to see. However, between seven and fourteen days will be enough for you to discover the unique places, destinations, and fancy restaurants in Tasmania.
How long is the boat ride from Melbourne to Tasmania?
10 Hours and 30 Minutes
The Melbourne Devonport ferry route connects you to Tasmania from Australia. Spirit of Tasmania is the only company that operates logistic operation seven times each week. Sailing to Tasmania from Melbourne takes approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes.
How long does it take to drive around Tasmania?
If you start your journey from the capital city of Hobart, it takes 6 days to finish the Tasmania circle. This is an attractive trip that includes visits to the untouched beaches along the east coast, the rugged wilderness of the west, and must-see attractions including Wineglass Bay, Cradle Mountain and the Bay of Fires.
How many days should I spend in Hobart?
We recommend 3 days to explore Hobart.
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